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1 October 2003 Enteric Helminths of Juvenile and Adult Wild Turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo) in Eastern Kansas
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SUMMARY. Viscera of 49 wild turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo) collected in the spring of 2001 and 23 wild turkeys collected in the fall and winter of 2001–02 from 12 counties in eastern Kansas were examined for enteric helminths. Four cestode species, two trematode species, one nematode species, and one acanthocephalan species were identified. Two cestode and two trematode species present in the spring sample also were present in the fall and winter sample. Parasite prevalence was similar to previous studies of enteric helminths of wild turkeys except for the low numbers of nematode species and individuals recovered in the present study.

Jared W. McJunkin, Roger D. Applegate, and Derek A. Zelmer "Enteric Helminths of Juvenile and Adult Wild Turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo) in Eastern Kansas," Avian Diseases 47(4), 1481-1485, (1 October 2003). https://doi.org/10.1637/7055
Received: 15 April 2003; Published: 1 October 2003
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